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: and to egypt. within the last 24 hours the country has seen the worst violence since president mohamed morsi was elected in june. seven people were killed and more than 600 hurt during overnight clashes in cairo outside the presidential palace. we have a report from jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: last year, they ousted a dictator. last night, they turned against one another. religious and secular egyptians fighting outside the palace of their first freely-elected president. after riot police gave up keeping the two warring sides apart. seven people were killed and hundreds were injured. both sides were armed with clubs, but eyewitnesses said the first gunfire came from president morsi's supporters. the president's opponents let off fireworks. but they say they won't back down until the president gives up sweeping new powers or resigns. this morning, the army moved in. not to mount a military coup, but to defend a president they would once have jailed for his political views. the commander of these troops said these tanks were just to keep rival factions apart.
, but eyewitnesses said the first gunfire came from president morsi's supporters. the president's opponents let off fireworks. but they say they won't back down until the president gives up sweeping new powers or resigns. this morning, the army moved in. not to mount a military coup, but to defend a president they would once have jailed for his political views. the commander of these troops saidhese tanks were just to keep rival factions apart. but if mr. morsi can trigger a political crisis in less than six months, then his presidency may prove short-lived. last month, he was the hero of the hour. america's new point man in the middle east. brokering a ceasefire between israel and gaza. since then he's granted himself unlimited power. and rushed through a draft constitution branded by liberals and christians as a betrayal of egypt's transition to democracy. morsi's muslim brotherhood had 70 years in egypt's political wilderness to prepare for government. though his supporters point out that his religiously-worded constitution will easily pass in a referendum set for later this month. >> ( translat
the military's barricade. president morsi attempts at talks failed this morning when few lawmakers attended and some of those actually walked out shortly after they begin. conor is live. >> political crisis in egypt continues to grow and last night it got violent as they breached the walls of the presidential palace. today was calm but preparing for more violence. egyptian military put up barriers around the presidential palace from concrete walls to putting up more barbed wire. the egyptian military appears to be taking up the role of mediator in the conflict. in a statement it warned of disastrous consequences if the crisis is not resolved. it is urging dialogue to avoid, quote, a dark tunnel. mohammed morsi has called for a day of dialogue but opposition groups rejected talks today. they walked out of meetings. the ones that bothered to show up. many didn't appear for the discussions. the egyptian opposition is demanding that a draft resolution on the constitution that is supposed to be voted on december 15th, they are demanding that vote be postponed indefinitely. they say the drafted c
mohamed morsi returned to cairo palace after fleeing last night. tens of thousands of protesting the constitution, the trap is set for a vote on december 15. riot police have been deployed to separate supporters and opponents of president morsi. anti-morsi protesters that he is stripped judiciary of power and rushing through his constitution backed by largely islamist handle. egyptian president has said the referendum vote on the constitution draft will go on as planned despite protests. lori: it is a shocking. unreal. melissa: paying the price for hurricane sandy, fema asking for more money to foot the bill. how does the federal government plan to pay for this? lori: the social networking site moving up in the world. how investors could benefit the head. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attentio which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that
on the left never would have allowed it. he hated hamas. egypt's current president mohamed morsi does not. he is a member of the muslim brotherhood. so the head of hamas was allowed to travel to the gaza strip. that's one example of the titanic shift in politics in this part of the world going on right now. here is another. this is cairo. not during the revolution that brought morsi to power, but now, this is cairo right now. tens of thousands of protesters have been out there for about two weeks in the famed tahrir square and near the presidential palace. they're very upset that their newly elected democratic president morsi is doing things that they not so democratic. he is trying to make it so his decisions are not subject to judicial review. at least six civilians have been killed and hundreds injured in the violence. president obama called his egyptian counterpart yesterday to express concern about the situation that seems to be spinning out of control. he urged president morsi to meet with and negotiate with the opposition. >>> you probably saw a really cool image. a nighttime view of t
at news4 at 6:00. >>> in egypt, people are getting ever more angry over president mohamed morsi. supporters and protesters fought outside the presidential palace in cairo today. about 60 people were injured. some of them threw fire bombs and rocks. others were beaten with sticks. the protests began nearly two weeks ago when morsi claimed for himself sweeping powers. three of morsi's advisers quit today. his vice president said he would be open to talking to the protesters, but opposition leaders say that could only happen after morsi re sinds his decree assuming all those powers. >>> the united states is taking a role in syria's civil war as the battle for the capital city of damascus intensifies. this video claims to show warplanes dropping bombs over damascus. rebels have overrun two air bases, captured a hydroelectric dam. nato is sending patriot missiles to turkey. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said assad's regime is a threat to millions of innocent people. >> our concerns are increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. or might lose contr
by president mohamed morsi's power grab. thousands broke through a barrier before throwing rocks and bottles at morsi's home. they also spray painted graffiti on the palace walls. morsi sparked new outrage yesterday after he refused to back off his controversial plan to expand his presidential powers which give him immunity from judicial oversight. >>> a small victory for john mcafee today after he took his fight to stay in guatemala to the country's highest court. mcafee's attorney tells martin savidge a judge granted a stay today that allows him to remain in the country until his immigration case can be heard in court. his attorney says that could take a month or more. the software pioneer has been fighting deportation to belize where he is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his neighbor there. >>> george zimmerman's lawyers filed several new motions today. among them, his legal team wants his gps monitoring removed. zimmerman who is charged with the murder of trayvon martin has been electronically monitored since april. his attorneys also requested the state to hand over docu
in reaction to of president morsi's continued referendum on an islamist based constitution. and demonstrators pouring into the street demanding that vote scheduled for this coming saturday to be canceled and calling for another massive rally tomorrow, they have he' been doing that for days now and for his part. president morsi apparently issuing an order for the military to maintain security until after the results of that referendum. remember, we wondered if the military would get involved. that order set to take effect tomorrow, also, gives soldiers the right to arrest civilians. just yesterday, we reported on fox report under intense pressure, morsi revoked most of that from late last month that put him above the law with that huge power grab. he did not give into one of the opposition's biggest demands to put off that referendum and krit six hacriti concerns and whether they will be protected against any future power plays by the muslim brotherhood. and concerns about religious freedom in at that country and one of the reasons many christian egyptians now are seeking asylum inside the u.s
the presidential palace in cairo as clashes intensify between critics and supporters of president mohamed morsi. meanwhile overnight, violence left five people dead and more than 600 injured, the worst outbreak since the "muslim brotherhood" leader was elected. morsi critics began protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself sweeping powers that placed him above judicial oversight. >>> and a sliver of hope towards ending the syria civil war. secretary of state hillary clinton and a top russian diplomat will held a surprise meeting with the united nations peace envoy foreseers, still amid signs for for syria. >>> meanwhile germany approved sending patriot air defense missiles to turkey to protect the country against attacks from neighboring syria. mortar rounds and shells from syria have killed several turks in recent weeks. the decision on the missiles must still be approved by the german parliament. >>> it's official, recreational marijuana use is now legal in washington state. hundreds of of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law las
fujita, abc news, tokyo. >>> in egypt, protests against president mohammed morsi are spreading this morning on the streets and in the courts. demonstrators filled tahrir square once again, chanting against morsi's power grab late last month where he seized almost absolute power. egypt's highest court has gone on strike and judges across the country declared their opposition to morsi's move. >>> well, the head of the roman catholic church known for long sermons will start sending shorter messages today, 144 characters or less. pope benedict launches his twitter account. the vatican says the pope will compose his own tweets and will send the first one from his account himself. after that they'll tweet on his behalf. the pope tweeted once before, a year and a half ago from the vatican's account. it's not yet known what his twitter handle will be. >>> and another high-tech messaging system is celebrating a milestone today. believe it or not, the first text message was sent 20 years ago. it came from a british engineer who typed the season's greeting, "merry christmas." billions of
as supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi faced off in cairo. the two sides threw rocks, sticks and firebombs as night fell outside the presidential palace. at least 126 people were hurt. and there were reports that masked men set fire to morsi's political party headquarters. protests erupted last week after the president assumed sweeping powers and a committee dominated by islamists rushed through a new constitution. the nation's busiest port complex is back in business after an eight-day strike halted operations. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california reopened today after port operators and the worker's union reached an agreement late tuesday. the union said it won new protections against job outsourcing. port officials said during the walkout, they were unable to move some $760 million worth of cargo a day. wall street had a day of ups and downs and investors watched economic reports and weighed chances for a fiscal cliff deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 82 points to close at 13,034. but the nasdaq fell nearly 23 points to clo
, demanding that president mohammed morsi leave office. he's assumed absolute powers and refuses to call off a vote on a constitution drafted by islamists. earlier in the day, in cairo's tahrir square, protesters gathered to speak out against morsi. >> ( translated ): we are not fanatics, we are not barbarians, we are devout muslims and devout christians. this is what he has to respect. he did not keep one of his promises whatsoever. we are going down the drain. if the constitutional decree is not revoked we are facing a dead end. >> sreenivasan: later, the government postponed the start of early voting on the constitution. top officials also said morsi might be willing to postpone the referendum if he can reach some agreement with the opposition. on the syrian diplomatic front, secretary of state hillary clinton said today russia and the u.s. will support new efforts to mediate peace. but clinton underscored that the u.s. still insists that president bashar assad leave power. she spoke today in northern ireland, a day after meeting with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and the u.n. en
is calling for more protests today. this comes after president mohamed morsy rescinded a decree that gave him near absolute power. however, morsy is going a constitution adopted by his islamist allies. so now, the 'national salvation front' is calling for a demonstration against that referendum. venezuelan >> president hugo chavez will return to cuba today after announcing that his cancer has returned. chavez says he'll undergo more surgery. the 58-year-old president said tests show the return of malignant cells in the pelvic area where tumors were first removed. chavez won re-election in october. he said for the first time yesterday that if his health were to worsen, his successor would be venezuela's vice president. outside this morning. power is back on for 19- hundred p-g-and-e customers a live look outside. a beautiful day in the san jose south bay. (music) here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> welcome back, 8:14. breezy but we are
of president mohamed morsi. last night, the city saw the worst violence since last month when morsi announced near absolute power. the conflict continues over the proposed constitution drafted by morsi's allies. many fear it would revert the country to an authoritarian government. >>> we're getting more news about the united nations peace envoy for syria. that meeting is expected to happen later today in dublin. the military there has reportedly begun loading aerial bombs with a deadly nerve gas. this meeting signals fresh hopes of a breakthrough to end syria's 21-month civil war. >>> new this morning, d.c. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames at an apartment building in southeast washington. this fire started around 1:30 along minnesota avenue. fortunately, no one was hurt. we're told at least three families had to find another place to sleep. >>> this morning, d.c. police are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in front of the australian embassy. this happened just after 10:00 last night. police tell us a man was stabbed in the side and was conscious and bre
reach out to our sources around the world and go to cairo where three advisers to morsi have stepped down. demonstrators set fire today to offices of the muslim brotherhood. >> reporter: president morsi thought he was going to have a cake walk to the nationwide referendum on december 15st on the constitution he was mistaken. at least three of his advisers resigned tonight as opposition factions continue to put on the pressure against the president and this time, things got ugly and violent in front of the presidential palace. that's where you had supporters of the president and opponents of the president facing off in what started as a stare down and then evolved into an all out brawl. two sides were clashing by throwing rocks, debris, even molotov cocktails. police came in at one point and broke up some of the clashes. others continued throughout the night. now, the question, will the vote take place or will the president back down? >> our fifth story, beating the odds. when 24-year-old amy copeland contracted a deadly flesh eating disease in may, doctors gave her a 1% chance of sur
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the world this morning, a turnaround by egypt's president mohammad morsi. the leader announced he would annul a controversial decree that granted him sweeping powers. however, he's not backing down on a referendum on a draft scheduled for next weekend. >> egypt's vice president, flanked by notable figures, announced that president morsi rescinded a controversial degree. today president morsi met with members of opposition in an attempt to defuse the fallout from the decree that granted him sweeping powers. the president insisted a referendum on the draft will go ahead as planned next saturday. tonight the president said if the constitution is not approved next week, he will order the public to directly elect a new constituent assembly to write another constitution for the country. egyptian sources tell nbc news a man with links to -- the alleged leader of a militant cell involved in the attack that killed four americans on september 11 in benghazi. nbc news, cairo. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez is back in cuba for more treatment of cancer that has recurred. he announced he will ha
president mohamed morsi, despite a surprising change of mind by the country's leader. morsi said yesterday he is anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however he said a referendum on a draft constitution with will go otherwise lan next weekend. dmont straig morsi's actions also sparked protests here in our area. dozens of people marched from the white house to the egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of church and state, and people of all religions should feel safe. >> he has drafted a constitution for his people and for himself. and we're here to protest against that. we want a constitution for everybody in egypt. we want a constitution for the muslims, for the christians and every single citizen in egypt. >> many of the protesters say they are not even from our area. >>> the top of command on the u.s. forces in afghanistan says the joint forces planned, rehearsed and successfully rescued the doctor in afghanistan. wednesday insurgents abducted him outside the afghan capital. general john allen says joseph will be re
a major concession by the president morsi. he said that he grab up some of those powers that he recently grabbed. opposition groups are calling for more protests saying he did not go far enough. >>> hugo chavez said that he has cancer and it's returned. he'll head to cuba for a third time. >>> and the college football phenom known as johnny football has earned a new nickname. johnny heisman. johnny manziel, his speech moving his parents to tears. >> i just want to thank you for the encouragement, the love and the patience over the years. grandpa, all the times we used to play in the hallway, i love you with all my heart and to grandma, i'm sorry for all of the things that we broke in the house. >> he threw for 3,000 yards and rushed for 1,000. >>> finally, police in texas trying to arrest a man for a second time after he escaped from a cruiser. the suspect still in handcuffs. manages to open the back door of the car. the back door was still active. allowing him to roll it down and unlock that door. got to love that one. they got the car not too far away. little embarrassed there. >> i'm
this morning despite a major concession by the president morsi. he said that he will give up some of those powers that he recently grabbed. the country will go ahead with a new vote. opposition groups are calling for more protests, saying he did not go far enough. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez said that he has cancer and it's returned. he'll head to cuba for a third surgery. for the first time he has named a successor, if he can no longer lead that country. he picked his vice president. >>> and the college football phenom known as johnny football has earned a new nickname. johnny heisman. texas a&m quarterback johnny manziel, becoming the first of ever college freshman to ever win the prestigious award. that happened last night. his speech moving his parents to tears. >> i just want to thank you for the encouragement, the love and the patience over the years. grandpa, it's all the times we used to play in the hallway, i love you with all my heart and you inspired me to play football, and to grandma, i'm sorry for all of the things that we broke in the house. >> i know that feeling.
was a linebacker on the practice squad. >>> more protests expected in egypt. morsi said yesterday he's anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however, he said that a referendum on a draft constitution will go as planned next weekend. demonstrators say the constitution does not protect religious rights or the rights of women. the controversy surrounding egypt's constitution sparked dozens of people marched from the white house to egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of church and state and the people of all religions should feel safe in egypt. >> he has drafted a constitution for his people and for himself and we're here to protest against that. we want a constitution for everybody in egypt. we want a constitution for the muslims, for the christians and every single citizen in egypt. >> many of those that attended that protest say they're not even from the d.c. area. a lot of this was generated on social media so people came from as far away as new york and new jersey. >>> american and afghan forces rescued a doctor. top of
in egypt, mohamed morsi is rescind iing h new law. >>> a new report says new york routinely ignored warning to prepare for a catastrophic hurricane. the warning started back in 1978 when a law was passed requiring the creation of a disaster plan. never happened. largely because of tight budgets or the lack of political drive to prepare for a storm many thought would never hit. it hit. >>> he said he always thought he'd be the next college baseball player. turned out the guy loves football. johnny manziel is the first freshman to win the heisman trophy. he took the top honors saturday night after a record-breaking debut including an upset victory against number one alabama back in november. >>> finally, santa's elves may have competition in japan. penguins at an aquarium have taken on the role of santa's little helpers. in the evening they have the special task of switching on the christmas lights, but before you get excited, by day, all they do is lounge around and do little to nothing so basically it's sort of their civic duty to do the whole lights thing. that is the news. back to erica a
president morsi today. his attempt to diffuse weeks of unrest failed. last night's announcement did not satisfy opponents on a draft constitution. we are live in cairo. do his opponents see this as a victory? >> reporter: well, right now, they don't feel it is a victory. not only has the referendum gone ahead as scheduled, there's been no dialogue about the constitution and the articles which are the main source of detention. the decree issued november 22nd was the cast list to the street protests we have been seeing. over the past two weeks, the demands of the protesters extend beyond the decree. they want a new constitution drafted. what the opponents say is the constitution does not represent a broad section of egyptians, does not protect the rights of minorities and women. they want it rejected and repealed. they were hoping to do it through a dialogue with the president. the president is not budging on that. yesterday, he held marathon talks. he announced he's cannesling the constitutional declaration. it will take place december 15th. that's why the major umbrella organization
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